This has been a fun and full week! I love the weeks when we really have some great memorable moments and don't just *get through* our work~and this has been a memory-making week!
We are doing well staying on schedule with our subjects. In fact, Mr. B is a little ahead in at least one of his subjects and I'm thrilled with that. The Princess is right on track, too! Of course, this is only week 3~I get that~but still it feels good to be tracking well.
Our Bible lessons have been going very well. We are studying a character trait each month and this month's trait is loyalty. I am pleased with how much the kiddos are retaining~they seem to enjoy the lessons a lot.
In history we have been learning about the early inhabitants of the Nile River Delta and have just started talking about Egypt. We made White Crown King crowns to wear (this is a fun quick project using wax paper, just don't expect these to stand the test of time...haha).
We also created our own model of the Nile River. We *flooded* it and will continue to do that weekly until our *crops* start growing. I love these kinds of projects, I'm glad my kiddos do, too!
(our *flooded* Nile River)
Our Language Arts are going well. The Princess does well with her Grammar studies and loves that we are reading through Robinson Crusoe (I'm enjoying it, too!). She doing very well with Spelling (A Reason for Spelling) as well, but I am wondering if that is a necessary subject for her. It seems redundant to me and while she's liking the workbook just fine, I don't know that it's a good use of her time. It just seems like extra busy work. I'd love to hear your thoughts on Spelling.
Mr. B is doing great with handwriting and also with his phonics lessons. We have just finished working through our short vowels and have just started our long vowels. Yesterday I decided it was time to start with his first reader (which was one of my own first grade readers). He did awesome!! He read the first 3 *stories*!! I am one proud mama:)
In science we have been learning all about the sun. We are all loving our astronomy study!! Each kiddo is also notebooking through this study. Mr. B is doing age-appropriate work and I am collecting it all in a notebook to make a lapbook at the end of the study. The Princess is using the Apologia corresponding notebook.
We did the whole burn-a-hole-in-a-leaf-with-a-magnifying-glass experiment this week:) I had never actually tried that and it was exciting to watch the leaf begin to smoke and then flame.
The most fun thing about science this week though was the rise of the Harvest Moon. You can read more about our backyard astronomy here. And I will leave you with a fun little video that my hubby made with footage from the autumnal equinox (I hope you like 80's music..heehee).
Have a great weekend!!
This post is linked to the Weekly Wrap-Up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.